History and Hints
TriTryst bugfix patch
Virgin Interactive Entertainment published TriTryst in November 1995.
TriTryst is an easy to play but addictive puzzle game. Reviews of the
game (which you can still find on the Internet) were overwhelmingly positive,
but the game did not sell well in stores. Virgin Interactive has long
since been acquired out of business, and the games that it once published are
gone from store shelves. It's doubtful that you could find a copy of
TriTryst in a bargain bin. Unless you know somebody who has the game,
the only way you're going to get it is by download from an abandonware site.
I'm interested in TriTryst because I wrote it. It was the first game
I wrote for publication, and I was quite happy with the way it turned out.
I can't, however, take credit for the concept or the initial design.
Mike Sandige came up with the idea for the game and wrote the first
almost-playable version. He and his partners in Cinematronics hired me
to create a finished game from that first version of the program. I
finished the game in October 1995, and Virgin released it a month later.
Since I started my Web site in 1997, I've received a handful of inquiries
every month about the game. Inquiries increased with the introduction of
Windows 2000, and continue to increase as more people shed their old Windows
95 machines and buy new computers that have Windows XP. TriTryst refuses
to install on Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Fortunately, there's a way to
manually install the program so that you can play it on such systems.
The pages in this section of my Web site is for all things TriTryst.
The Installation page is dedicated to obtaining the game and installing it on
all types of Windows systems. The Hints page reveals some cheat codes
that you can use in TriTryst, and some Registry entries that you might be
interested in tweaking. I don't currently have hints on the individual
levels—how to solve Level 102, for example—but if readers submit them, I will
post what I feel is appropriate.
You can contact me here.